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Mar 18, 2013 12:00pm PDT
leading role in a decision to challenge voter id laws in texas and south carolina that could restrict minority voting rights. >>> several protesters and postal workers gathered in front of the national postal forum in san francisco today. many are upset about the postal service letting go of jobs and even closing post offices. ktvu's brian flores is outside one of the historic post offices slated to close with both sides of the controversy. good afternoon brian. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. many postal workers say they are upset because their livelihoods are in danger, not only their jobs or pay may be reduced but historical post offices may close. meantime postal officials have attended the conference to generate new business despite paying millions of dollars to attend. >> but it must say important. >> speaking in front of hundreds of postal vendors, postmaster general patrick donahoe is looking toward technology to lead the postal service in the future. >> we think there is still plenty of growth opportunities because it's the most direct way to reach a customers eyes. >> for
Mar 25, 2013 12:00pm PDT
public. the justices are not expected to rule on either case until june but one law expert we spoke with says recent public opinion and polling that favors gay marriage could have weight with the justices. she also believes the justices may come to a compromise, even portions of doma may be struck down. >> i think it will be appealing for conservatives on the court because it's a question of the federal government coming in to legislate in an area that has been traditionally reserved for the states making marriage law. i think it's a very conservative argument that will appeal to more conservative members of the court. then the liberal members of the court will be excited about being able to sort of affirm a commitment to progressive values like same-sex marriage. >> reporter: here's a breakdown of what may happen in the next few days. if the court strikes down prop 8 as a violation of constitutional rights same-sex marriage would become legal nationwide. or the cot can support prop 8, that means the state can decide whether or not to legalize same marriage. the supporters could be found
Mar 26, 2013 12:00pm PDT
with the ideals and the laws and the constitution of this country to take our gay and lesbian pros and sister -- brothers and sisters and put them in a class and deny them rights we give this everyone else. >> reporter: but attorneys for the other side say that the decision should be left up to voters. >> the place for the decision to be made regarding redefining marriage is with the people. not with the courts. >> reporter: jeff shed his support for gay marriage. >> it's consideration because same sex couples are just clearly treated unfairly. >> reporter: a parade of hundreds disagreed saying marriage can only be between a man and a woman. the supreme court signaling today it might not make a ruling that would affect all 50 states and a decision is expected in late june. now the justices pointed out this morning that the concept of gay marriage is so new that it might need more time to be debated by voters. one justice said the concept of gay marriage is even newer than the internet and cell phones. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> there h
Mar 21, 2013 12:00pm PDT
brooks and one by reid. >> at no point in time may we ever jiff that justify to break the law, this is the city charter and we sign on to upheld this when we take our oath. >> we caught up with them, who denied the allegations and questioned her motives. >> what was the view from our office. time will tell, but the information that she has provided is that. >> okay. >> okay. >> her whole focus is just on the two african american members of the -- of the council. >> we got to make change. >> reid would not say he was targeted because of his race, he did say it was coincidental and interesting only he and brooks were named in this report. ruby also found that brooks interfered with city workers in her efforts to get two teen centers built, one was the rainbow teen center, the other the rec center blocks away in oakland. reid was only kreutzed for contract interference and his aid was found to have pressured parking officials into waving her parking tickets. ruby said the findings were so serious she turned this information over to the alameda county district attorney's office. we called
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